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New English Reading Circle for 2013-2014

The International Institute library will have a new English Reading Circle cycle for 2013-2014. Please follow us  at http://bibliotecaiie.wordpress.com/ or contact us (biblioteca@iie.es).

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Ninth Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story June reading: “Once in a Lifetime” by Jhumpa Lahiri “Short story about an Indian family who comes from Bombay to stay with another Indian family in Massachusetts; the … Continue reading

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Eighth Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story May reading: “Alone” by Yiyun Li “Short story about a woman who meets an older man at a ski resort and tells him about a childhood tragedy in … Continue reading

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Seventh Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story April reading: “Nawabdin Electrician” by Daniyal Mueenuddin “Short story about an electrician named Nawabdin in the Pakistani desert. He flourished on a signature ability: a technique for cheating … Continue reading

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Sixth Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story March reading: “The Five Wounds” by Kirstin Valdez Quade  “Short story about a man who plays Jesus in a passion play and his relationship with his pregnant teen-age … Continue reading

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Fifth Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story February reading: “Reading Lessons” by Edwidge Danticat “A Haitian immigrant elementary school teacher, a resident of Miami’s Little Haiti, is asked by her boss – and lover, “Principal … Continue reading

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Fourth Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story January reading: “The Noble Truths of Suffering” by Aleksandar Hemon “Short story about a Bosnian man’s encounter with a famous American novelist in Sarajevo. The American Ambassador’s house … Continue reading

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Third Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story December reading: “Luda and Milena” by Lara Vapnyar “Short story about two older Russian women, Luda and Milena, competing for the attention of Aron, a man they meet in … Continue reading

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Second Reading for cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story November reading:  “The Idiot President” by Daniel Alarcón “Short story about a man who does a two-month stint with a theatre group called Diciembre.” Read it online at … Continue reading

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First reading for cycle 2012-2013

Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story “MISS LORA” by Junot Díaz Short story about a teen-age boy’s relationship with an older woman… Read it online at The New Yorker Website Colloquium in person: Wednesday, October … Continue reading

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